Some interesting math...
One figure you hear quite often is that there are 1.3 billion liters of cachaça produced in Brazil every year.
You also hear that only a fraction-of-a-percent of those 1.3 billion liters is exported.
Generously assuming that Brazil exports a cool 1%, that would mean 1,287,000,000 liters of cachaça produced within the country per annum.
Assuming this supply isn't too far in excess of demand, that suggests Brazilians consume this much cachaça in a year.
Now, according to Wikipedia, Brazil's estimated population in 2008 will be 189,600,000.
Divide estimated population into annual cachaça production and you get 6.79 liters of cachaça for every man, woman, and child in Brazil!
Seems an unfair burden. I think we can help. Who's with me!?!